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The voices of people with lived experience of diabetes

Fang-Jun Su (Taiwan)

Learning to live with type 1 diabetes is a lifelong journey, an ongoing process.  I have gone through the highs and lows, setbacks, and self-growth. After my diagnosis in 2016, in my dark days, finding practical information online wasn't easy. Still, I imagine I wasn't the only person in this situation. This experience prompts me to share my own story.

Luana Carvalho (Canada)

I have been living with type 1 diabetes for fifteen years, having received my diagnosis in 2009. I chose to become a member of the Blue Circle Voices network because I am passionate about sharing my personal experiences to reach others who are living with type 1 diabetes. Ultimately, I aim to empower and encourage people worldwide to help them overcome the challenges associated with diabetes and lead a fulfilling life.

James Farrell (Australia)

When I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2012, it was a complete surprise to me and my family since we had no history of the condition. Diabetes was not something that I had ever considered or thought about. The initial months after my diagnosis were a blur. I received overwhelming information and numerous referrals to various healthcare professionals.

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Policy brief

Diabetic Retinopathy: A Call for Global Action

A policy brief developed by IDF and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) that advocates for a joint approach to prevent and manage vision loss in people living with diabetes by integrating diabetic retinopathy (DR) care into diabetes policies and national health plans.
IAPB-IDF Policy brief - Diabetic retinopathy: a call for global action pdf 4MB
Report

Diabetes and kidney disease

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD), with up to 40% of people living with diabetes affected by CKD. This IDF Diabetes Atlas report looks at the relationship between diabetes and kidney disease across the globe and ways to reduce its impact.
link to https://diabetesatlas.org/atlas/diabetes-and-kidney-disease/ Download